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incredibly slow computer - can't find malware [Closed]

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Scan Date: 9/7/2014
Scan Time: 1:10:43 PM
Logfile: malwarebytes.txt
Administrator: Yes
Malware Database: v2014.09.07.04
Rootkit Database: v2014.08.21.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: Aliza
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 363686
Time Elapsed: 18 min, 5 sec
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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Hi Lee07666 :)


Alright!  Excellent work! :thumbsup:



yes, sorry - very busy week.



Not a problem.  

We're getting down to the nitty gritty here!


Let's remove the few things ESET found, first: 


Step 1.
Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST/FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system
Run FRST/FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please post it to your reply.

Attached File  fixlist.txt   206bytes   105 downloads

Step 2.


A word about Java:


Java has become the #1 program exploited by thieves and hackers as of today. It's gotten so bad, the Department of Homeland Security recently recommended that users disable Java on their machines.
Unless you have software on your machine that absolutely requires Java, I highly recommend you completely remove it from your system.
If you do have software that requires it, then disable it until such time as it's needed by those programs.


If you wish to continue to use Java on your machine, please be sure to keep it updated by following the instructions below:


Your present version of Java is out of date.


To update Java please do the following steps:

It's important to remove older versions of Java since it does not do so automatically and old versions will still leave you vulnerable.
Go to Start ~> Control Panel and open Add or Remove Programs.
Search in the list for all previous installed versions of Java.
They will have this icon next to them: javaicon.gif


The below is currently all that it is installed Java related:-


Java 7 Update 40
Java Auto Updater


Select each in turn and click Remove.


** Also, while you're in Add/Remove Programs please also uninstall:

Adobe Reader 9


You have an updated version on your machine, leaving Adobe Reader 9 is unnecessary and leaving it on also leaves you vulnerable.



Your choice if you wish to go ahead and reinstall Java, but as mentioned I advise against it and for the present I do not even have anything Java related installed on my machines.

Once old versions are gone, if you wish to install the latest version:


Download the newest version from here or here.


Please click the link below for instructions to disable Java in your Browsers:

How to Disable Java in your Web Browser


Step 3.


We need to remove the tools we've used during the cleaning of your machine:

  • Download Delfix from here
  • Ensure Remove disinfection tools is ticked
    Also tick:
    • Create registry backup
    • Purge system restore



  • Click Run


The program will run for a few moments and then notepad will open with a log. Please paste the log in your next reply


When you return, please post:

1.  FRST fix log
2.  DelFix log
3.  If you had any issues with the uninstalls or install of Java if you choose to.
4.  How is the computer running?


Thank you :)

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Hi Lee07666  :)


 Are you still with me?  Or do you need more time?

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